Public Information Program (PIP)

We are a leader in protecting the health and safety of our employees and neighbours, and our operations continually exceed the standards set by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Meeting or exceeding the CNSC requirements, we do our part to protect the health, safety, environment and security of Canadians. And, through our Public Information Program (PIP), we are committed to open public communications. Should you have any questions about our Public Information Program, please contact Richard Wassenaar at richard.wassenaar@nordion.com or at 613-592-3400 x2579.

Public Disclosure Protocol
Public Disclosure

Public Disclosure 2020

Evacuation of Nordion’s KOB Building due to False Alarm

At approximately 8:05 pm on April 6, 2020 Nordion evacuated our facility as a result of a fire alarm. The alarm proved to be false. As per Ottawa Fire Services practices, a fire truck was dispatched and was briefly on site to validate the false alarm.

The ability to safely evacuate the occupants of any building is very important to mitigate the impact of an emergency. Nordion holds practice evacuation exercises on a regular basis as part of its Emergency Management Program to ensure appropriate preparedness for the unlikely event of an emergency at the Nordion site.

Vehicle Accident on Property

On March 12, 2020 at approximately 10:50 am a member of the public was driving on Nordion’s private road and hit a snowbank. Police and ambulance personnel were called to the scene.  There was no property damage as a result of this accident.

Evacuation of Nordion’s KOB Building due to False Alarm

On Wednesday March 11, 2020 at 9:34 a.m. Nordion evacuated our facility as a result of a fire alarm. The alarm proved to be false. As per Ottawa Fire Services practices, a fire truck was dispatched and was briefly on site to validate the false alarm. The ability to safely evacuate the occupants of any building is very important to mitigate the impact of an emergency. Nordion holds practice evacuation exercises on a regular basis as part of its Emergency Management Program to ensure appropriate preparedness for the unlikely event of an emergency at the Nordion site.

2020 — Reports

Annual Compliance and Operational Performance Report*
CNSC Review of Nordion’s Performance
Quarterly Event Reports*